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LIT 229 Novel and Film
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, an ACT Reading score of 18 or above, or an appropriate placement score. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099, an ACT English score of 20, or an appropriate placement score.+

In this course students will view award-winning films and read the critically acclaimed novels upon which they are based. Through in-depth class discussions, we'll explore both the novel and the film, focusing on the various ways a written work is adapted for a visual medium. The goal is to develop an appreciation and understanding of both cinematic and literary techniques. Though students often enter the course thinking, "The novel is always better than the film," by the end of the course students will learn to use their critical thinking skills to judge the two works separately and see what each does well, making the students better readers of book and better viewers of films. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Humanities requirement. IAI Course Number: HF 908 Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

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